Futures and Options

Just another town along the road.

Friday, May 2, 2008


In 2000 I entered college certain that I wanted to major in Information Systems. In 2004 I graduated with a degree in Finance certain that I wanted to work for an investment firm. Late in 2005 I left a promising career with a top-shelf investment firm in Tacoma, Washington certain that I would prefer work as a Business Analyst. Early in 2008 I left a Business Analyst position at a telecom firm headquartered in Bellevue, Washington to work as a Functional Consultant for SAP implementations, no longer willing to be “certain” that it was what I wanted, but willing as ever to try something new, exciting, and challenging.

In the meantime I’ve moved 2,293 miles from the shores of Lake Erie to the shores of the Puget Sound and cycled through 5 apartments, 8 cars (one of which was cycled through twice), more rolls of film than I can count, and 3 quasi-serious relationships. I have lived in a city, a suburb, and rural areas. I have lived alone, with a single roommate, and in a commune with 6 other people, a great dane, and a dependent yet antisocial cat.

Through all of the moving around and changes some things have remained constant and noting this constancy has helped me to learn more about who I am underneath. In every change, the following remain:

  • A commitment to personal freedom and personal responsibility (and the accompanying disgust with anything forced upon adults “for their own good”).
  • An heretical bent of Christianity that insists the Bible is myth, yet still true as an allegorical account of humanity’s relationship with the Divine.
  • A fundamental belief in the capabilities of mankind that is tempered by a disappointment in the shallowness of the society this world has built.
  • An unshakable trust in the supremacy of reason and science as guides for the future of humanity.
  • A dedication to practicality and practicability.

So now you know where I’m coming from.

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